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 Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:41

Black Mountain’s Direct Lending Solutions are now offered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The firm’s clients include investment managers, credit funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, direct lenders and banks. »

EzeVoice to be heard in UK

EzeVoice to be heard in UK

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 09:36

Eze Castle Integration has brought its cloud-based voice solution, Eze Voice, to the United Kingdom with the aim of ‘increasing efficiencies for the hedge fund and alternative investment verticals’. »

Martin Toyer. TFG

Delivering real-time risk that reflects the speed of the market

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:12

The markets have experienced significant volatility in the last few months. China's decision to devalue its currency, the collapse of commodity prices and the uncertainty caused by global quantitative easing have all caused significant disruption to financial markets. In August, all three major equity indices in the US suffered their biggest losses since 2011.     »

Ittai Korin, PortfolioScience

A fully hosted and customisable risk solution

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:07

The RiskAPI service, developed by PortfolioScience, is a fully hosted and customisable risk solution that integrates seamlessly with existing applications and programming frameworks to generate risk calculations for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios and individual positions. It is available as both an Enterprise software API and an Excel Add-In. »

Abacus Group recognised for exceptional client service

Abacus Group recognised for exceptional client service

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 14:36

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has been recognised by both Hedgeweek and Talkin’ Cloud as a distinguished cloud service provider. »

Hedge funds a prime target for cyber insurgency

Hedge funds a prime target for cyber insurgency

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 10:12

Paul Didyk, Chief Technology Officer, MUFG Fund Services, on Aima’s warning that hedge fund managers cannot fly under the radar of cyber criminals… »

Buddy Doyle, Oyster Consulting

SEC could start issuing more exam fines for poor cybersecurity controls

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:41

The saying goes that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ but when it comes to staying cyber secure, nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, investment managers should be integrating cybersecurity issues, be they regulatory updates, software updates from their IT vendors, into their weekly meetings.  »

Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:11

Linedata has released the latest version of Linedata Longview for Asset Managers, which offers an integrated approach to portfolio management, trading and compliance. »

Richard Anstey, Intralinks

Social media a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 08:55

Over the last 12 months there has been enormous media coverage of cybersecurity, and seemingly endless headlines. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking the end of the world was nigh.  »

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:50

Exchange Date International (EDI) is to provide Market and Corporate Actions data to AQMetrics clients through AQMetrics cloud based risk and compliance software.  »

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 12:51

TraderServe has been added to Colt PrizmNet, a financial services extranet connecting providers of financial content to Capital Markets firms. TraderServe will provide access to Algoguard – a validation engine for MiFID II compliance – via PrizmNet from next month. »

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:37

Arthur J Gallagher has enhanced its liability and crime insurance solution for investment managers IMI Pro to provide its broadest cover yet. »

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:00

FIX Flyer, a provider of electronic trading software to financial firms and the global capital markets, has integrated ZeroGC into its offering, which is designed to eliminate performance spikes while reducing overall latency.  »

Thomas Deinet, HFSB

Hedge Fund Standards Board to unveil cybersecurity memorandum

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 11:49

Cybersecurity has become a focus of the hedge fund industry lately and regulators are taking an increasing interest in assessing the resilience of firms to cyber attacks. The problem that hedge fund managers face, when starting to do such an assessment, is trying to find the right level of response; no easy task given the plethora of reports, commentaries on this subject. »

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 10:09

Guggenheim Securities has agreed a software licensing agreement for Autonomy, Clearpool’s private label algorithmic trading platform introduced earlier this year. Clearpool is a next-generation trading software development and agency execution business. »

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:53

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has licensed software from derivatives trading technology company, FX Bridge Technologies Corp allowing it to develop a relationship-based FX options solution for the professional trading community. »

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:17

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight options offering with new options on Flow Traders NV (FLW), a technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs).  »

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 14:22

Bloomberg STP Solutions and Traiana have developed a straight-through processing infrastructure to further streamline the workflow of foreign exchange (FX) options. The solution integrates Traiana's Harmony messaging network with Bloomberg's trade processing tools. »

Steve Silberstein, SunGard

SunGard’s global code-a-thon to tackle big data and analytics at Camp Nou

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 08:29

From 8-10 September, 2015, 11 teams from five countries will compete in the championship round of SunGard’s Global Coder Cup ’15, a financial technology code-a-thon, to be held at FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. »

John Bryant, Options

Hedgeweek cybersecurity interview with Options CTO, John Bryant

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 11:57

Options Chief Technology Officer John Bryant (pictured) explains how the company is constantly working to stay ahead of the risks posed to the hedge fund industry by cybersecurity issues… »

AlternativeSoft releases v3.5 of buy-side fund analysis software

AlternativeSoft releases v3.5 of buy-side fund analysis software

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 07:36

AlternativeSoft, a provider of buy-side analytics for manager research and portfolio construction in the alternatives and long only markets has announced AlternativeSoft v3.5. »

Eze Software rolls out mobile app on iPhone 6

Eze Software rolls out mobile app on iPhone 6

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:14

Eze Software Group has enhanced its mobile offerings with the release of Eze Mobile for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The app gives users of the Eze Software OMS access to critical compliance, trading and portfolio management functionality on the go. »

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:41

Instinet Europe has received FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution, allowing the firm to offer a safeguarded cash management and payment service solution to clients looking to purchase investment research through ‘hard dollar’ research payments. »

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 07:36

Eze Software Group has released a number of new features for the buy-side and the sell-side in the latest version of its EMS. Enhancements include actionable IOI support, securities borrowing improvements and enriched support for ACT reporting. »

Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Information Rights Management allows hedge fund managers to better control data flow

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 13:50

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  »

Gerhard Grueter

System integration has created cyber threat

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Today's world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.  »

James Tedman

Developing a balanced approach to cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

There is a tendency when faced with a potentially serious threat to take extreme measures in life. Cybersecurity is no different. Many firms are looking for a quick fix, even if it comes with a high price tag. However, should managers take a more balanced and common sense approach to tackling the issue of cybersecurity, before spending vital operating capital on expensive individual solutions? »

Bob Guilbert, Ezecastle

SEC guidance on cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybercrime could extract up to 20 per cent of the global economic value created by the Internet through fraud and espionage, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Following last year's Cyber-Security Risk Alert, the SEC's Division of Investment Management released guidance this April to help investment managers prevent external attacks.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

How to establish Best Practices in cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

With cyber risks increasing year-on-year, and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (`SEC') taking an increasingly prominent role in assessing the preparedness of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, establishing cybersecurity best practices is not only useful; it's a necessity. »

Carl Chapman

Cybersecurity risk is a business issue, not an IT issue

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cyber crime is building to tsunami-like proportions and hedge fund managers are not immune from the threat yet there still appears to be a degree of naivety.  »

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